Israel Army Chief Says Cooperation With US Against Iran 'unprecedented'
Umer Jamshaid 1 month ago Thu 24th June 2021 | 12:50 AM
Jerusalem, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 24th Jun, 2021 ) :Israel's army chief on Wednesday hailed "unprecedented" cooperation with the US, as he wrapped up a US visit focused on preventing Tehran from obtaining military nuclear capabilities.
Lt. Gen. Aviv Kohavi's remarks came the same day as Iran said it had foiled a sabotage attack on an atomic energy agency building, as talks continue in Vienna between Tehran and world powers aimed at reviving their 2015 nuclear deal.
Israel staunchly opposes the deal, which it fears could enable its arch-nemesis to obtain nuclear weapons.
"The IDF's operational cooperation with the US military is unprecedented in its scope and has reached new heights," Kohavi said in a statement, using the acronym for Israel defence forces.
"The mutual and main goal of action for the two armies is thwarting Iranian aggression," he added.
"Iran seeks to establish and entrench terrorists in many countries (and) continues to pose a regional threat in terms of nuclear proliferation, advanced weapons systems including ballistic missile capabilities, and the financing of terrorist armies," the Israeli general said.
Kohavi was also meeting with US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan on "Iran's regional entrenchment throughout the middle East and the flaws" of the nuclear deal with Iran, a statement from the military said.
Kohavi was due to return to Israel on Friday.